The Gates Scholarship

The Gates Scholarship is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for exceptional, Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Starting in 2018, the scholarship will be awarded to 300 top student leaders each year with the intent of promoting their academic excellence through college graduation, and providing them the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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Annual Amount

Award

Scholars will receive funding for the full cost of attendance* that is not already covered by other financial aid and the expected family contribution, as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), or the methodology used by a Scholar’s college or university.

*Cost of attendance includes tuition, fees, room, board, books, and transportation, and may include other personal costs.


Open To

First-year students

Additional Selection Criteria

    Basic Eligibility

    To apply, students must be:

    • A high school senior
    • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
    • Pell-eligible
    • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
    • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) 

     Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

    *For American Indian/Alaska Native, proof of tribal enrollment will be required. 


    Ideal Candidate

    An ideal candidate will have:

    • An outstanding academic record in high school (in the top 10% of his/her graduating class)
    • Demonstrated leadership ability (e.g., as shown through participation in community service, extracurricular, or other activities)
    • Exceptional personal success skills (e.g., emotional maturity, motivation, perseverance, etc.)

Application Process

For online application, go to:  https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/sign-up

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Deadline

September 15, 2019

Notification

Information not given

For the application or more information go to:
https://www.thegatesscholarship.org/scholarship